Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. It affects more than 5 million people in the United States and occurs more often in women than men. It is a condition that results in chronic widespread pain and tenderness all over. Most people begin feeling the symptoms of fibromyalgia when they are middle aged, but symptoms can certainly start before then and can be managed.
While the exact cause is still not known, it is believed to have a biological cause. Recent research suggests that changes in the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) may be responsible for the chronic pain. Trauma, family history, infections and autoimmune disease can be factors that cause fibromyalgia as well. It is believed that people with fibromyalgia have overactive nerves and symptoms can vary from person to person.
The Most Common Symptoms:
- Deep muscle pain and soreness
- Morning stiffness
- Radiating pain
- Sensitivity to touch
- Fatigue and depression
- Stress and anxiety
- Migraine headaches and problems sleeping
- Difficulty thinking clearly, also known as “fibro fog”
Don’t let fibromyalgia keep you from doing your day to day activities. Consider fibromyalgia massage therapy for treatment. Massage therapy has many benefits to helping alleviate these symptoms.
At ANUE, Pamela Shippey, a licensed massage therapist and hypnotherapist, who will concentrate on techniques that encourage circulation in the muscles. These particular techniques will help to increase the flow of nutrients and also eliminates waste product from the body. This is particularly beneficial for those with fibromyalgia as it can reduce heart rate, relax muscles and improve range of motion in joints.
Massages not only feel great, but the therapeutic benefits are tripled when massage is utilized frequently as a therapy option. The more you go, the healthier you will feel. So why not try a massage session with Pamela Shippey to relax, rejuvenate and continue to grow healthier.
“My clients report reducing their pain by as much as 50% after the first one or two massages.”
Pamela Shippey, ANUE Therapeutic Massage Therapist